4 a.m. thoughts from last night: if two bisexuals greet each other by slapping their palms together is that called a bi five
this morning, police raided Greater St. Mark school/church in Ferguson, MO (formerly called St. Sebastian’s Parish).
community members had been using it as a safe space and staging area. police claim that the church is violating housing codes by sheltering protesters, even though the pastor has said it isn’t true.
please please please boost this. help these organizers recover the supplies they lost, and share just how fucking far these cops will sink to make the people of Ferguson suffer.
shakespeareinthesnark said: super pretentious (but also really interesting) note: the word accent is formally only correct when talking about the way someone speaks a language other than their first (francophones have a french accent speaking english, anglophones have an english accent speaking chinese, etc.) A dialect is the specific variation on the language between native speakers. Of course this doesn't matter a ton in most settings, but it's super helpful when discussing linguistics.
THANKS! THIS IS COOL!
I think it’s possible to refer to different accents within native speakers as well (for instance, two Brits both speaking Standard English with a local accent). Perhaps a simpler way of defining them is that an accent affects only the phonological level (pronunciation), whereas a dialect also includes grammatical and vocabulary variation. The difference between a dialect and a different language can sometimes be a bit debatable.